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Great company

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Current Employee - Section Manager in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Section Manager in Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great training program for managers
Global scale offers lots of opportunities

Cons

Constant reorganization and downsizing breeds uncertainty

Advice to Management

None, the depth of talent at the VP level is topnotch

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Conservative, antiquated philosophies on managing people and delivering objectives.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Boston, MA

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is great for the level of expectations of the work delivered. The benefits in sales are nice but sometimes not necessary considering other company's benefit packages. The people are friendly and mostly from the midwest. On some teams within sales, working from home is standard.

    Cons

    P&G's big mantra is that "people" are the greatest asset. While this is nice and all, the company does not consistently maintain this philosophy throughout the organization or through all levels. The hierarchy system is institutionalized as a way of life - ie, you can get your hand slapped for emailing your boss' boss directly - where managers at each level are not to be questioned or challenged. The onus is on the employee to manage their managers regardless of the managers competence, engagement in developing the employee, or experience.

    I had 5 different managers at P&G and only 1 of them was decent. Because P&G does not have a culture that questions authority and does not hold people accountable as a result, mediocrity is the new bar that is set and continuously lowered as this becomes more ingrained into the culture. Blatant policy violations, overspends, etc are covered up and individuals responsible are given the same high praise as others who exceed expectations and over deliver. It's an incredibly de-motivating experience - and the lack of accountability creates this penetrating sense of job security so no matter how mediocre a person, they know they will always have a safe place in the company.

    P&G also has extremely limited to no transparency regarding topics like career planning, where you move, what role you do, and what function you work in regardless of strengths or passions. The decisions are made behind a curtain and planned out for you. I moved three times in 5 years - each time not one person took into account my feedback on preferences or role preferences.

    The sales culture is one of intensive brain washing - everyone drinks the kool aid and cannot imagine leaving the company despite high levels of dissatisfaction. Few do. I am one and I am happier than ever. It is one professional decision I will never regret.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability and meaningful results are an important element to instill in any company at any level. There were too many instances where mediocrity was praised even when people did not give even 80% to the task - automatically praising mediocre results sets the bar at mediocrity.

  2. Good company, bad department

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great perks (free stuff!)
    Good people to work with - people who really care about their jobs
    Great company values and good leadership to make sure those values are communicated and understood
    Company culture is next to none.

    Cons

    They do not recognize individual talent and promotions are not given equally across different departments
    Not all departments value individual growth and learning as much as others
    They claim that if you do not like your current role, it is easy to switch departments, but this is not true.

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